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Hyatt Regency Amsterdam
Hyatt Regency Amsterdam, Amsterdam

The Hyatt Regency hotel in Amsterdam can be found bordering Amsterdam’s East neighbourhood, where you’ll find no shortage of hipsters and young professionals. This hotel only opened its doors earlier this year,...

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Five Star The Ritz London reviews
The Ritz London, London
The Ritz has set a standard of excellence matched by few other hotels since opening its doors by renowned hotelier Cesar Ritz back in 1906, marking its 110th anniversary 2016. The Ritz has held its position as one of the most distinguished hotels in the world. Playing host to some of the most notable royals, aristocracy, and stars of the big screen during this...
Five Star Bulgari Milan reviews
Bulgari Milan, Milan
Located in the heart of Milan, the Bulgari Hotel lies in a wonderfully tranquil location at the end of its own private driveway. Milan is Italy’s largest and busiest city, and although the Bulgari is only moments away from the city centre it provides a stoic calm that characterises this idyllic and seclusive retreat. Upon arrival you are greeted by Bulgari’s...
Five Star Mondrian London reviews
Mondrian London, London
Having frequented their American counterparts we were excited to hear that The Mondrian brand was about to explode onto the London hotel scene. With its eclectic yet refined design, we couldn't think of a more fitting location it could encompass than the iconic Sea Containers building. The Sea Containers building sits pride of place on London's South Bank,...
Five Star The Dining Room reviews
The Dining Room, Sydney
The Dining Room can be found inside the Park Hyatt in Sydney Harbour, The Dining Room has some of the best views over Sydney Harbour. The staff really understand the art of hospitality, making you feel welcome and being prompt with faultless service. We opted to enjoy a six course tasting menu. Our first course was Smoked Salmon, with Watercress and a Wasabi...
 
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Four Star The Bull Hotel reviews
The Bull Hotel, The Bull Hotel
 

The Bull Hotel can be found located in the charming Cotswold market town of Fairford. This hotel resides in a Grade II-listed coaching inn, which retains a wealth of original character. The Bull Hotel was recently taken over...

 
Five Star The Dead Canary reviews
The Dead Canary, The Dead Canary
 

Our most recent discovery is a secret cocktail bar, hidden behind a small black door at the rear of some parking garages in Cardiff. Before you even step foot inside, Dead Canary gives you the feeling that you’re about to...

 
Four Star Grey reviews
Grey, Grey
 

During a recent stay at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff, we decided to try out their latest addition - the Grey restaurant. This modern yet casual restaurant...

 
Five Star The Porch House reviews
The Porch House, The Porch House
 

The Porch House is part of the Brakspear Group of pubs and hotels. This hotel can be found in the charming Cotswold area of Stow-on-the-Wold. The building itself holds a wealth of historic charm and character, which was a...

 
Five Star Benares Restaurant reviews
Benares Restaurant, Benares Restaurant
 

It’s hard to know where to begin with Benares. This iconic, Michelin starred restaurant in London's Berkeley Square has remained one of my personal favourites for many years. With Indian cuisine being my one of my most desired...

 
Four Star Hilton London Metropole reviews
Hilton London Metropole, Hilton London Metropole
 

The Hilton London Metropole can be found located just a short walk from Paddington Station. We have driven past this hotel numerous times over the years when heading out of London and I have always been quite intrigued by...

 
Four Star 29 Park Place reviews
29 Park Place, 29 Park Place
 

29 Park Place restaurant can be found located in a former townhouse in Cardiff. Rather than being a restaurant geared towards a romantic dinner for two, this restaurant is more suited for a fun evening with friends. The décor...

 
Four Star Ten Feet Tall reviews
Ten Feet Tall, Ten Feet Tall
 

Ten Feet Tall is a hip cocktail bar located in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. Those who know Cardiff know that there's no shortage of bars there, but this still remains one of my personal favourites, both for the décor, which...

 
Five Star Regent Berlin reviews
Regent Berlin, Regent Berlin
 

The Regent Hotel is located in the centre of Berlin, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Gendarmenmarkt. This is a charming hotel, boasting a wealth of traditional character, which reflects its enviable location. When...

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Seven Sins
Seven Sins
We put the spotlight on the industry's most recognisable faces in our new interview segment "Seven Sins". If you want to know what inspires the industry's movers and shakers or what your favourite food loving celebrity likes to indulge in then you'll find it in their Seven Sins.
 
Richard E. Grant
Actor, Director & Perfumer
Richard E. Grant Seven Sins
Born and raised in Swaziland, Richard E. Grant studied drama at Cape Town...
Richard E. Grant
 
Nathan Outlaw
Chef/Restaurateur
Nathan Outlaw Seven Sins
Originally from Kent, Nathan now calls Cornwall his home and is a proud...
Nathan Outlaw
 
Tim Stamp
Head Chef, Ye Olde Bell
Tim Stamp Seven Sins
Tim Stamp is Head Chef at Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Spa, located in the village...
Tim Stamp
 
Simon Rogan
Chef
Simon Rogan Seven Sins
Over the past 25 years Simon has developed his distinctive and inventive...
Simon Rogan
 
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